Aigburth Road venue to celebrate recent opening with grand launch in 2020
A Liverpool restaurateur is all set to enjoy a very special Christmas after fulfilling a career-long ambition in hospitality.
Justino Romero (pictured above, third left) whose parents are both restaurateurs was inspired by his family to recently open Justino’s on Aigburth Road and judging by the initial response, the business looks set for a very healthy 2020.
Justino said: “My passion for the business comes from growing up being around my parents in their restaurants. I’ve since spent more than a decade working for household name brands in the industry, building my career, step by step in a relatively short space of time.
Justino, who has helped launch more than ten restaurants both in the UK and overseas added: “We’re really looking forward to next year. We’re hosting our grand launch at the end of January 2020 and there are so many people who are making the restaurant what it is.
“We’re currently enjoying a busy festive period of trade and we have a great team working hard to provide our unique brand of wining, dining and entertainment and our appeal is wide-ranging based on early indications.
“We’re proving very popular with our traditional Sunday lunch, we offer live music entertainment and are building daily custom Monday to Thursday from noon with a mix of businesspeople, students and families…we’re very family-oriented like all good Italian restaurants should be!
“What’s really encouraging is that it’s not just local customers that we are benefitting from. We’re gradually becoming a destination restaurant attracting people from across Liverpool and further afield.”
My Planet Liverpool asked what makes Justino’s so unique.
“The key ingredients that make up our four rustic artisan menus are supplied fresh daily and we insist they are of the highest quality…we only source from the best.
“Our seafood dishes include a show-stopping flambee salt-baked sea bream, meat dishes include a lavish Chateaubriand for 2 to share plus we a specials board menu available daily too, plus a monthly specials menu and a Sunday menu.
“We pride ourselves on catering for all too.
“For example, we also have a wide range of classic pizzas and more than a dozen pasta dishes, with most available free of gluten, plus a two-course children’s menu.
“Our food menus include a two-courses lunch available from noon until 5pm for £10.95. Our children’s menu is £5.95 and includes a main course and an ice-cream for dessert.
“Our stunning cocktail menu has unbeatable classics like our Mojitos and Aperol Spritz, plus Bailey’s Alaska and Hugo Spritz. We also have a range of wines from Valpolicella, the famous Abruzzo region, Benevento and Sicily. We are very proud of our wine list, which has been specially selected by a long-established Italian producer.
“Our interiors are bright, airy and modern with dimmed lighting, candles and cosy furniture, perfect for a dinner date or a family outing. We love helping guests celebrate their birthdays, anniversaries and other family celebrations.
“Every weekend, guests can enjoy their dining experience in our warm surroundings, listening to singers, from classic opera to pop covers, and even a salsa show, giving a cabaret feel as a backdrop.”
Justino’s personal favourites from the food and drink menus include fillet steak, scallops, carbonara, a glass of Amarone or a cocktail of the day.
“Our menus are rich in variety plus we also cater for vegetarians, vegans, with gluten-free options also available and, not forgetting our very popular home-made Italian desserts.”
380 Aigburth Road
L17 6AE Liverpool
0151 427 1155